Monthly Archives: November 2019

Kura Oval Soybean

Kura Oval is one of the most unusual soybeans from my 2017 trials. The plants are very short, reaching only 2 foot in height and quite bushy. The stalk at the base of the plants was the largest I have … Continue reading

Posted in Legumes, Soybean | Comments Off on Kura Oval Soybean

Kylo Mame Soybean

Posted in Legumes, Soybean | Comments Off on Kylo Mame Soybean

Tiger Eye Soybean

I have zero historical information about this very unusual soybean. I obtained my initial seed stock from Joseph Simcox in 2016. Based on the growth habit of this plant I can be fairly certain it is not any type of … Continue reading

Posted in Legumes, Soybean | Comments Off on Tiger Eye Soybean

Ogemaw Soybean

Posted in Legumes, Soybean | Comments Off on Ogemaw Soybean

Verde Garbanzo Bean

Verde is a small garbanzo bean (chickpea) from India which has greenish seeds when fully mature. I received my initial seed stock for this variety from Max Nunziata, Italy. The plants are not large, averaging about 2′ tall. They can … Continue reading

Posted in Chickpea, Legumes | Comments Off on Verde Garbanzo Bean

Starry Night Tepary Bean

This northern adapted tepary bean was shared with me from the folks at Linnaea Farm on Cortes Island, BC. It is a selection from Mitla Black, originally from Oaxaca Mexico. The seed I planter were all Black and white speckled. … Continue reading

Posted in Dry Beans, Legumes | Comments Off on Starry Night Tepary Bean

Black Flat Soybean

I believe I have narrowed down the identity of this unusual Japanese soybean to 2 possibilities, either Kura Hira Mame (black flat soybean) or Gangui Black Soybean, which loosely translates to “goose-bite black bean”. Both beans are very similar in … Continue reading

Posted in Legumes, Soybean | Comments Off on Black Flat Soybean

Shichigatsu Mame Soybean

Shichigatsu Mame is a cultivated variety of black soybean from Japan. It contains 41.7 % protein and 22% oil. This is a variety with a very uniform growth habit and maturity. The plants reached a height of 3 foot and … Continue reading

Posted in Legumes, Soybean | Comments Off on Shichigatsu Mame Soybean

Rostov Sunflower

Rostov is a traditional sunflower variety from Russia. It produces edible seeds and was quite productive here in Northern Indiana. The greatest difficulty I am finding with sunflowers is the increasing frequency of summer rainfall and high humidity. This can prove challenging … Continue reading

Posted in Special Use Garden Plants, Useful Garden Plant | Comments Off on Rostov Sunflower

Baku and Popping Barley Mixture

I am offering this wonderful “unintended mistake”, a mixture of landrace Iranian Baku naked barley and a landrace Pakistani “Naked Popping Barley”. They both got threshed together due to my mistake, as I had hung them side by side in … Continue reading

Posted in Barley, Grains, Heritage and Ancient Grains | Comments Off on Baku and Popping Barley Mixture